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Body of missing boat technician found near Curtis Bay

Posted at 3:26 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 12:14:09-04

BALTIMORE — The body of a missing boat technician was found Tuesday evening near Curtis Bay, said Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Police said 43-year-old Allen Vandyke's body was recovered after he was last seen Saturday morning test driving a boat in the Curtis Bay area.

READ MORE: Coast Guard suspends search for missing boat tech last seen test driving in South Baltimore

During their search for Vandyke, Maryland Natural Resources Police found the unattended 25-foot boat less than a mile from Jaws Marine boat shop.

Vandyke's son started a GoFundMe to raise money for his father's funeral expenses. Click here for more information.

"My family and I have suffered a great and unexpected loss. My dad leaves behind two sons. Myself, Steven Vandyke, 18 years old, and Daniel Vandyke, 20 years old," said Steven Vandyke.

This brings the total amount of deaths in Maryland's waterways since Saturday to seven people. In almost a week span, the bodies of two crabbers, two jet skiers, a kayaker, and a drowning victim were recovered from the waterways.